Roland picks a winner in political ephemera auction Feb. 19
NEW YORK – Roland Auctions NY will conduct the first of many specialized auctions containing collections from the Estate of Dr. Alan York on Feb. 19, beginning with presidential campaign ephemera from Washington through Lincoln.
A nationally renowned collector, York’s vast historical holdings tell the story of the United States of America from George Washington’s 1789 inauguration through the new millennium.
Rare specimens offered throughout Friday’s sale include material related to both the successful candidates and their opponents. Highlights from the nearly 200-lot auction include a 1783 “Altar of Liberty” pictorial textile featuring George Washington, several variations of John Bins’ Andrew Jackson “Coffin” broadsides, a Nathaniel Currier Grand National Banner lithograph for Van Buren and Adams, a William H. Harrison silk bandana, a rare Currier & Ives jugate lithograph for Bell and Everett, an 1860 George Clark ambrotype Abraham Lincoln button, and a rare Currier & Ives National Banner jugate lithograph for Breckinridge and Lane.
The Dr. Alan York collection of presidential campaign ephemera, Part I: Washington through Lincoln Auction, is but part of a larger, massive, curated historical archive assembled over the course of more than a half century.
Absentee and real-time online bidding will be provided by www.liveauctioneers.com.
For details phone Roland Auctions NY at 212-260-2000.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.